Formal consultation on the new vision for the Ryde Civic Centre site commences this week, with the entire City of Ryde community encouraged to have their say on the new proposal.
Described as ‘The New Heart of Ryde’, the proposal endorsed by Council will deliver a four-fold increase in community facilities without the introduction of any residential development on the site.
The proposal is financially sustainable and will not result in increased rates or cuts to any services. Council will also retain complete ownership of the site.
City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said The New Heart of Ryde would have dedicated space for performances, concerts, art and functions. It will also feature meeting rooms and spaces for members of the community to utilise such as mothers groups and cultural groups.
“The New Heart of Ryde is one of the most exciting projects undertaken by the City of Ryde in decades. It will be built for the community and owned by the community, without any residential development,” Clr Laxale said.
“It will also activate the Ryde Civic Centre site and resolve the chronic shortage of community space that the City of Ryde currently faces.”